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Old 27-12-2016, 15:49   #1
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7 day menu

Hi,

Does anyone have any examples of a 7 day menu with a list of provisions to go with it?

It struck me that we should have this. Obviously the protein would change if you caught a fish, but essentially I think it would be roughly the same.

I am culinary challenged and would love it if anyone has ideas.

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Old 27-12-2016, 16:14   #2
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Re: 7 day menu

I would think a 7 day menu would largely depend on your likes and dislikes. I would hate to have a person who did not know my likes and dislikes plan a 7 day menu for me. Actually our topic of conversation in the morning is usually what's for dinner. Just provision the boat with what you usually eat and go from there.
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are you chartering or what?
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Re: 7 day menu

7 days in port, or underway?
Anchored, or in a marina?
Are there markets nearby?
What's available at them?
Fridge onboard? Freezer?
Food allergies?
Budget?
Food finicky kids?
Racing, cruising, both?
How many stove burners? Oven?
Anchoring at days end for all 7, but underway at sun up?
Are you proficient at kitchen improvisation, or manifold cookery?
1 chef for the boat, or 1 chef per watch rotation? And how many watches?
How big's the crew? As with more than X, you'll be cooking in shifts, since pots are only so big.
Add in heavy weather... who'll still be eating?
With weather, is reverting to canned chili, or PB & J the only plan? Plans A-D (or beyond) would be wise. For all combinations of the above Q&A points.
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Re: 7 day menu

You need an 8 day menu... that way after 2 months at sea the crew aren't saying 'plum duff... must be monday'.....

Store ship... appoint a cook.... tell them to sort it out...... handy to put them on the 8 to 12 so they have plenty of time to think about what they are cooking up on the morrow...

Pic... 8 to 12 watchkeeper after a month at sea... said menu planning was only thing that kept him sane

EDIT... I see COG is 147*T so probably only about 2 weeks out... not 4 ... 'polgies about that.

Unzud lamb roast... yummo!
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Re: 7 day menu

My wife's seven day menu would be: Restaurant, leftovers, restaurant, leftovers, etc.

I think you are probably old enough and experienced enough to plan a menu based on your and your crew's likes and dislikes.

What I look for is simple storage and simple preparation. We don't bake bread on our boat (or at home for that matter). We often take a few things prepared and frozen at home on a cruise and these last the first few days. Chili, gumbo, lasagna, etc. Brats, sour kraut, baked beans make a decent meal and only the brats need to be refrigerated.

Think and you'll figure it out.
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Re: 7 day menu

Offshore? Bread doesn't last well and is a PIA to bake in our oven, so we stockpile tortillas before leaving; a typical sevn-day menu:
Day 1:
Breakfast: peanut butter and jelly wraps with coffee
Lunch: peanut butter and jelly wraps with beer
Dinner: peanut butter and jelly wraps with rum
Day 2:
Breakfast: peanut butter and jelly wraps with coffee
Lunch: peanut butter and jelly wraps with beer
Dinner: peanut butter and jelly wraps with rum
Day 3:
Breakfast: peanut butter and jelly wraps with coffee
Lunch: peanut butter and jelly wraps with beer
Dinner: peanut butter and jelly wraps with rum
Days 4-7: Repeat.

If we want to add more variety to the menu plan, then try gin or whisky instead of rum at dinner and/or beer instead of coffee at breakfast.

Scurvy can be a problem on long passages, so be sure to add lemon or lime juice to the rum
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Re: 7 day menu

OK, I'm retired US Navy, single, and a Coonass from Looziana as well. Prolly means I ain't right in the head somehow, but here goes:

(Note: Coastal cruiser. I plan from Monday to Sunday)

Day 1: (Ice onboard to keep fresh meat cold)
Breakfast: Omelet with the Holy Trinity (Onion, Bell Pepper, Celery) splattered with Tabasco sauce, Bacon, juice and coffee (coffee before and after).

Lunch: Tex-Mex chili with nachos and beer.

Dinner: Leftovers (see "Lunch" above)

Day 2:
Breakfast: Omelet and cheese on toast, hashbrowns, Jimmy Dean spiced sausage, juice and coffee (before, during, and after).

Lunch: Leftover Jimmy Dean sausage (ice is nearly finished), canned pork and beans, salad (before the lettuce starts going off)....Sun Tea, or beer.

Dinner: (Note: Ice has played out) Frozen burritos that you have to eat now before they go bad.....with beer.

Day 3:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with SPAM, onions, and Tabasco sauce. Toast. Maybe some fried potatoes on the side. Fresh fruit, coffee

Lunch: Dinty Moore beef stew and crackers, Beer.

Dinner: Hamburger Helper (no meat as there is no ice onboard), add extra canned veggies. Beer.

Day 4:
Breakfast: Grilled cheese and SPAM sandwich (if the Spam has lived through the night), canned fruit, coffee.

Lunch: Chili Dogs (Hormel hot dog chili and canned hot dogs), potato chips, Beer.

Dinner: Leftover Hormel hot dog chili with kidney beans, onions, and bell pepper on rice (Chili con carne!), bread and crackers, beer.

Day 5 (Friday?):
Breakfast: Canned fruit, toast, Vienna sausage, juice and coffee.

Lunch: Spaghetti, mouldy bread, a nice red wine.

Dinner: A big bowl of popcorn, lotsa beer and a newly downloaded movie.

Day 6:
Breakfast: Nibble on a Pop-Tart or 2 and slog coffee all morning because you had too much beer and wine the night before (Shame on you...you deserve to suffer!).

Lunch: Can of pork and beans with crackers....water.

Dinner: Rummage through the galley and munch.

Day 7:
Breakfast: Fried Spam, potatoes and onions, toast, juice, coffee

Lunch: Mac and Cheese out of the box with leftover Spam from breakfast. Beer.

Dinner: More Dinty Moore beef stew, add rice. Beer!

Day 8....Shopping day! (Means ice for 2 days which means fresh meat for 2 days. 2 meals at a restaurant (Ah! Civilization!)
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Offshore?

Scurvy can be a problem on long passages, so be sure to add lemon or lime juice to the rum
On long passages its better to switch to Margaritas they have the lime in the mix.

Other than that what do you eat in a normal ( I know what's normal) week at home.?
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Hi,

Does anyone have any examples of a 7 day menu with a list of provisions to go with it?

It struck me that we should have this. Obviously the protein would change if you caught a fish, but essentially I think it would be roughly the same.

I am culinary challenged and would love it if anyone has ideas.

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Why not simply keep track of/note your eating for a few weeks and simply go from/key off of that? S'not that big a/difficult effort and one can easily carry stores for a week's worth of meals for a few people on even a small boat.
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OK, I'm retired US Navy, single, and a Coonass from Looziana as well. Prolly means I ain't right in the head somehow, but here goes:

(Note: Coastal cruiser. I plan from Monday to Sunday)

Day 1: (Ice onboard to keep fresh meat cold)
Breakfast: Omelet with the Holy Trinity (Onion, Bell Pepper, Celery) splattered with Tabasco sauce, Bacon, juice and coffee (coffee before and after).

Lunch: Tex-Mex chili with nachos and beer.

Dinner: Leftovers (see "Lunch" above)

Day 2:
Breakfast: Omelet and cheese on toast, hashbrowns, Jimmy Dean spiced sausage, juice and coffee (before, during, and after).

Lunch: Leftover Jimmy Dean sausage (ice is nearly finished), canned pork and beans, salad (before the lettuce starts going off)....Sun Tea, or beer.

Dinner: (Note: Ice has played out) Frozen burritos that you have to eat now before they go bad.....with beer.

Day 3:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with SPAM, onions, and Tabasco sauce. Toast. Maybe some fried potatoes on the side. Fresh fruit, coffee

Lunch: Dinty Moore beef stew and crackers, Beer.

Dinner: Hamburger Helper (no meat as there is no ice onboard), add extra canned veggies. Beer.

Day 4:
Breakfast: Grilled cheese and SPAM sandwich (if the Spam has lived through the night), canned fruit, coffee.

Lunch: Chili Dogs (Hormel hot dog chili and canned hot dogs), potato chips, Beer.

Dinner: Leftover Hormel hot dog chili with kidney beans, onions, and bell pepper on rice (Chili con carne!), bread and crackers, beer.

Day 5 (Friday?):
Breakfast: Canned fruit, toast, Vienna sausage, juice and coffee.

Lunch: Spaghetti, mouldy bread, a nice red wine.

Dinner: A big bowl of popcorn, lotsa beer and a newly downloaded movie.

Day 6:
Breakfast: Nibble on a Pop-Tart or 2 and slog coffee all morning because you had too much beer and wine the night before (Shame on you...you deserve to suffer!).

Lunch: Can of pork and beans with crackers....water.

Dinner: Rummage through the galley and munch.

Day 7:
Breakfast: Fried Spam, potatoes and onions, toast, juice, coffee

Lunch: Mac and Cheese out of the box with leftover Spam from breakfast. Beer.

Dinner: More Dinty Moore beef stew, add rice. Beer!

Day 8....Shopping day! (Means ice for 2 days which means fresh meat for 2 days. 2 meals at a restaurant (Ah! Civilization!)

Day 9: Outpatient Angioplasty
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Why not simply keep track of/note your eating for a few weeks and simply go from/key off of that?
For years, my wife would complain how difficult it was to plan meals. And she's a superb cook.

I finally did just this for two weeks, printed it out and gave it to her.

Shopping just got a whole lot easier.
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If we want to add more variety to the menu plan, then try gin or whisky instead of rum at dinner and/or beer instead of coffee at breakfast.

Scurvy can be a problem on long passages, so be sure to add lemon or lime juice to the rum
If it was good enough for astronauts, it's good enough for me:
Alternate the coffee, rum and lemon/lime,beer with your choice of spirit and Tang. That will give you 100% of your RDA of VitC.

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If it was good enough for astronauts, it's good enough for me:
Alternate the coffee, rum and lemon/lime,beer with your choice of spirit and Tang. That will give you 100% of your RDA of VitC.

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Stu I prefer the other tang . Wont help with scurvy but really helps morale
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